Yang Yang and Dilraba Dilmurat’s Drama is Put on Hold
Riding on the success of hit idol drama Love O2O <微微一笑很傾城>, Chinese actor Yang Yang (楊洋) was propelled to stardom in 2016. Although he was recently rumored to be cast in new drama You Are My Glory <你是我的榮耀> alongside Dilraba Dilmurat (迪麗熱巴), it is speculated that the project is now being scrapped due to poor initial fan reaction.
When the collaboration between Yang Yang and Dilraba was leaked, many of Yang Yang’s fans took Weibo by storm and began voicing their displeasure with the actor’s studio and demanded better treatment for Yang Yang in terms of diversifying his onscreen roles.
Many fans complained that the upcoming drama You Are My Glory is very similar to Love OVO and The King’s Avatar <全職高手>. If Yang Yang were to accept You Are My Glory, it would be his third time playing a character in a video-game-based series. Many fans wanted Yang Yang’s studio to have a better plan for the actor’s career, instead of typecasting him in another similar drama which will decrease Yang Yang’s overall value as an actor. They also expressed that You Are My Glory is not a good choice, as it will most likely air on digital platforms and not be released on any of the major television stations.
Perhaps considering Yang Yang’s fans’ outcries, it is reported that the series has been put on indefinite hiatus and it will most likely not be filmed in the near future.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.
I believe the same can be said for Dilraba as well, didn’t she play an actress before?
It’s unfortunate that his fans are so against this casting. The book is actually pretty good and what they find so similar to his others role before (as gamer) is only the tip of the iceberg because it is the only reason that brought the main leads together. The male lead is actually more of an engineer. He faces the reality of finding a career based on passion or money. He chose passion, but struggles with income issues and this also added to the reason he felt he couldn’t be with the female (who is at the top of the food chain in income).
Images wise, both Yang Yang and Dilraba are perfect for this role. But it will be a lost for them and a gain for who ever gets this project. Guman’s novel to drama adaptation are 3/3 hit so far (with My Sunshine, Boss & Me, and Love 020).
@sunnysun I don’t watch much of DD, but I think the actress role you mentioned was in diamond lover? Where she’s the second lead. While the job is the same, I don’t think it’s the same mentality? Correct me if I’m wrong but in diamond lover, wasn’t she an upcoming actress? Whereas in this drama, she’ll be a famous actress? Also second lead vs main lead? And a repeat of 1 isn’t bad or detrimental especially when there is a large difference.
Whereas for Yang Yang, they still meet because of online gaming, which is basically the premise of love o2o. And while they have an uneven playing field in this one irl, they are still the same she has a crush on him in game and needed his help in game, etc. He’s still presented as the best gamer, the shiny knight in armour rescuing a weak, terrible player. as a gamer, I found it bleh, and so unrealistic how they portrait this gaming aspect, like seriously, you do not need the best gamer in the game to do certain thing, you can practically pair with anyone who half decent, providing you are half decent. Also can’t they have it the reverse? She’s the better gamer? Anyway, if Yang Yang accept this, it’ll be 3 for 3 as lead, which basically nail the typecast shoe. I don’t blame his fans for being angry at the studio. Also you mentioned the same author as love o2o, wouldn’t that just mean this dude is also running out of idea to use gaming in both novels xD?
Do you have a source for this, I haven’t read anything about this. the drama gonna be announce on tencent august 2. This will big news if this is true and i did not see anywhere
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